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Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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University of Louisville
ER-11: Graduate Program in Sustainability

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-- 0.00 / 4.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost

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The Sustainability Council is currently developing a formal proposal for a new interdisciplinary masters' degree program in Sustainability to be run through UofL's School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. A reliable source of funding for the program has yet to be identified.

Currently, graduate students at UofL have the following options to pursue sustainability-related degrees:

1. Dual master’s degree in Urban Planning and Public Health
An innovative new dual degree program that gives students the opportunity to explore the connection between the health and the built environment (i.e., streets, parks, homes, buildings, shopping centers and public spaces.) Participants study how healthy places can be built and unhealthy neighborhoods can be reformed to improve the health of their residents. Graduates of the program receive two degrees: Master of Urban Planning (MUP) and Master of Public Health (MPH). The MUP-MPH program prepares students for careers in urban design and health, urban public health planning and development, urban sustainability and health planning and policy. The dual degree, which was created in 2011 as part of a Louisville Putting Prevention to Work grant from the Centers for Disease Control, requires a total of 95 hours study. Complete information is available here: http://sharepoint.louisville.edu/sites/sphis/do/aa/apc/pubs/MUP-MPH%20program.pdf

2. Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Environmental Education
This degree is offered through the College of Education & Human Development to those individuals who hold a current teaching license. An Environmental Education Endorsement Program is also coming soon. The following courses below can be applied to either of these options, and to the Rank 1 requirements for area of emphasis credits:
EDAP 673-75: Introduction of Environmental Education (3 credits)
EDAP 604-96: Environmental Education Teaching Methods (3 credits)
More details at http://louisville.edu/education/research/centers/environmental-ed

3. Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering
Details at http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/programs/cert/environmental-engineering-certificate/

4. Through the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, students interested in exploring advanced studies in a field like sustainability which transcends established academic/institutional boundaries may design a graduate program of study in consultation with faculty and the Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies. A program for this degree must involve at least two academic departments/units and it must cross traditional disciplinary organizational structures and programmatic lines of study. Details at http://louisville.edu/graduate/is-program/interdisciplinary-graduate-programs.html

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